The 30th edition of the ADCE Best of European Design and Advertising Awards is now open for entries. The competition will mainly take place online for the second year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and all works will be judged across eight categories: Film & Audio, Print & Outdoor, Interactive & Mobile, Design, Brand Experience, Integrated & Innovation, and European Student of the Year and European Best Young Creative.
The Call for Entries opens today, 6th of September, and the final registration deadline to submit works is October 29th. A prestigious international jury made up of leading creatives and designers from different European countries will meet online from November 19th to 24th to deliberate upon this year’s award winners. After the Judging Day, winners will be announced on Thursday, December 2nd.
The ADCE Awards is the only award scheme to bring together the best of European award-winning work under one competition. Participation in the ADCE Awards is exclusively granted to works that have been recognized at a national level, offering them international visibility and promotion.
Winners of ADCE affiliated national clubs responsible for their respective country’s premier award competition are eligible to participate under advantageous conditions: free entry for Gold Award winners; reduced entry fee for locally awarded Silver, Bronze and/or Shortlist.
These competitions are:
Creativ Club Austria (CCA) - Venus Awards
The Cyprus Creative Club - Pygmalion Awards
ADC Czech Republic - Creative Awards
ADC Estonia – ADC Disainiauhinnad – Kuldmuna
Grafia - Vuoden Huiput
ADC Georgia - AD Black Sea Festival (only Georgian winners)
Art Directors Club für Deutschland - ADC Wettbewerb
Greece - EBGE Awards
Félag íslenskra teiknara (FÍT) Iceland - FÍT Keppnina
Institute of Creative Advertising and Design (Ireland) - ICAD Awards
Art Directors Club Italiano - ADCI Awards
Latvian Art Directors Club - LADC Awards
Lithuanian Design Association - ADC*LT Awards
Clube de Criativos de Portugal - Festival CCP
Art Directors Club Romania - ADC*RO Top 3
Art Directors Club Russia - ADCR Awards
Art Directors Club Slovakia - Zlatý Klinec
ADC Slovenia – SOF
ADG-FAD - Laus Awards
Club de Creativos - Premios Nacionales de Creatividad
ADC Switzerland - ADC Awards
D&AD - D&AD Awards (only UK winners)
Art Directors Club Ukraine - ADC*UA Awards.
ADCE new Green Star Award
The new ADCE Green Star Award has been created as a recognition to a work that promotes circular economy, sustainability, or the protection of the environment. It should stand out across all ADCE categories and can come from any category in the show.
Similarly, the Genius Loci Award was created last year to celebrate the values of Europe’s diverse local cultures by recognising the spirit of the place and, in 2019, the European Star-Johannes Newrlka Award was created for ideas that reflect European values such as diversity and inclusion, freedom, justice and the promotion of peace.
These three special awards will be given to those campaigns that stand out across all ADCE categories. They can be commercially driven or done for good, have had a real impact on society, and they must be comprehensible throughout Europe.